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The Good House, by Ann Leary

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houseOf all the villains in modern literature, Daisy Buchanan has always been one I love to hate. As F. Scott Fitzgerald describes her, she’s so insulated from the world and from the consequences of her actions that she has no sense of right and wrong, and there’s no one willing to hold her to account. And that’s when she was surrounded by her social peers. Imagine if she lived in an ordinary place with ordinary people.

Hildy Good is (or was) the top-selling real estate broker in her seaside town. The town has been discovered by Boston’s wealthy, land and house prices have skyrocketed, and the quirky old-time residents are trying to hang on in the face of the invasion. The McAllisters, one of the newcomer families, have profited enormously by Brian’s management of a hedge fund (and other money-making silent partnerships), but they’re regular folks and Hildy is…

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Story Time at the Library

Heart House Village

Heart House Village

For January our library celebrated LOVE during Story Time. Story Time is open to children of all ages, and it is held on the last Friday of each month at 10:30 am. Look in the Platte Enterprise and for signs at the post office in Platte announcing each month’s theme. For February we are meeting on Feb. 22 at 10:30 and our theme will be Getting Healthy with the Berenstain Bears!


So in keeping with the love theme, we made heart houses, exchanged Valentines, and read lots of love-themed books. Check out some of our houses and readers!

Ashelynne read to our group. She is just starting to read chapter books, and for her to have the experience to read to this group was wonderful for her and the other children.
Listening to a good story

Listening to a good story by one of our moms, Corinne

Making the heart houses

Making the heart houses

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A Montage of Library Clips from Old Movies/TV Shows

This video montage cuts through culture with clips from films and television shows featuring libraries in their finest hours. Awesomeness for your weekend!

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Happy Library Lovers’ Month!

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Did you know that February is National Library Lovers’ Month? How about celebrating by taking a couple of books (or a whole shelf!) out of cold storage and reading the thoughts between their covers? If I were a book, that would certainly make me happy!
Looking for more ways to celebrate? Check out this article for a lengthy list of ideas for supporting your local library and fostering literacy and a love for reading in your own community.

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Let’s Go Hugo! by Angela Dominguez


9780803738645 hugoHugo is not your typical bird.  He prefers the ground and doesn’t fly (and no, he’s not a penguin).  Set in the beautiful backdrop of Paris, Hugo is working on his masterpiece of the Eiffel Tower.  Lulu, a bird passing by, stopped to admire his work and told Hugo that she knew what he was making and that she knew where it was.  Lulu wanted him to fly with her to see it.  Hugo, not liking to fly, begins plotting to stall.

He suggests that they walk around the park first.  While there, they indulge in some popcorn, play in a water fountain and watch a ballet.  Throughout their day, Lulu keeps asking Hugo if he’s ready to go.  Night falls and Lulu points out that if they want to see the Tower, they really need to go soon.  Hugo says that it’s too dangerous to fly at night and…

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New Books In!


We’ve got some great new books in this week. Come by and check out the selection! You’ll find plenty of reading to snuggle up to this holiday when you aren’t busy baking gingerbread men or wrapping gifts.





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A Homestead Holiday

The Platte Public Library hosted one of the highlights of the fall social scene in Platte, SD–A Homestead Holiday. On November 28, 2012 nearly 200 guests dined at 24 well dressed themed tables. We were honored to have South Dakota author Steve Riedel as our guest speaker, and Carol Weins did an amazing job with the music she provided on her accordion. MC Harry Koops really brought the house down with his humorous antics.  Plus, we had more than a dozen vendors including:

Look at the beautifully decorated tables that volunteers created for the event!
























Author Steve Riedel and wife Marietta

Author Steve Riedel and wife Marietta

Librarian Miranda Brumbaugh and Library Director Anita Nachtigal

Librarian Miranda Brumbaugh and Library Director Anita Nachtigal

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Classic Print Ads For Classic Books

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